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The workloads placed on in-house teams mean that they often spend more time working as disparate individuals rather than exploiting the advantages of working as a collaborative unit. This session looks at…

SPEAKER(S): Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

CHAIR: Ciaran Boyle, Legal Manager, First Quantum Minerals


To be a great GC you need to be more than just a lawyer. In this session, our speakers share their experiences of how they positioned themselves to become trusted advisers to…

SPEAKER(S): Tess Bridgman, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Cory Riverside Energy

Lucy Beaumont, General Counsel, Unilever UK Limited

CHAIR: Chris Fox, Chief Legal Officer, Kambi


In a rapidly changing world, organisations must adapt in order to remain fit for purpose. In this session, our speakers talk about their experience of driving change within their companies. We explore how to…

SPEAKER(S): Mark Gregory, General Counsel, Rolls-Royce

Justine Sacarello, Head of Legal Change & Delivery, Group Transformation Legal, Lloyds Banking Group

CHAIR: Justin Clarke, Managing Director, Legal (Northern Europe), FedEx Express/TNT


This session will allow attendees share their particular challenges around challenges such as motivation, morale and productivity and explore practical ways to address these…

SPEAKER(S): Joanne Theodoulou, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Simply Business & Trustee and Board Member, Mind

Catherine Clark, Trustee, Mindapples


A good GC or in-house lawyer needs to provide more than just legal advice, they should also use their judgement to advise boards and executive teams to act ethically and responsibly. In this session, we examine...

SPEAKER(S): Roger Steare, The Corporate Philosopher, Roger Steare Consulting Limited

CHAIR: Michelle Davies, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Lloyd's Register


Erica Handling, Left Blackrock 30 April 2019. In this session she will talk about her approach to operating a dispersed team in a fast-paced and heavily regulated environment…

SPEAKER(S): Erica Handling, Left Blackrock 30 April 2019, BlackRock

CHAIR: Prini Pithouse, Acting General Counsel, Visa Europe


In this session Klaus, Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer of Novartis will discuss some of the complex ethical issues faced by pharmaceutical companies during COVID-19, the risks and opportunities of large scale digitisation and the evolving role of compliance and compliance professionals.

Other topics of discussion include:
• How Novartis launched its new digitally based code of ethics in the midst of the coronavirus crisis
• An exploration of the company’s culture of ‘unbossed Leadership’ encouraging individual responsibility based on basic principles
• Latest thinking around anti-corruption best practice

SPEAKER(S): Dr. Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer, Novartis


In any company, the legal team has an important part to play in influencing and shaping how the organisation approaches risk and sets its risk appetite. But for some in-house legal teams, risk is a closed door that…

SPEAKER(S): Philip White, Former Group Legal Director, Domestic and General

Christopher Burt, Director, The Risk Coalition


In this roundtable discussion, we explore the ways that legal team leaders can effectively market themselves internally. This includes the soft skills required to change the perceptions of key stakeholders, understanding and influencing the internal politics of the C-Suite and how to shift the perception of the legal team from operational to strategic…

SPEAKER: Alexis Alexandra, General Counsel, Liberis

CHAIR: Sarah Gray, Group Legal Director, Post Office


In this session, we look at the wide variety of tools now available to in-house teams and provide an opportunity for attendees to get impartial advice on what tech solutions would work best for them. With an emphasis on giving real life examples of legal tech in action, we also look at best practice around implementation and how to avoid some of the obvious pitfalls.

SPEAKER: Alistair Maiden, CEO, SKYE


At this roundtable we look at how legal can sustain collaboration within the team itself but with key stakeholders across the organisation.

Discussion points for this session include:

• Where are you on your strategic influence journey?

• How legal teams can realise the full potential of their legal and non-legal talent

• What CLOs can do to earn credibility for their commercial acumen as well as legal expertise

• How Lawyers can use their access across organisations to bridge silos and foster collaboration

• Practical example of when collaboration fails

SPEAKER(S): Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School

CHAIR: Richard Harris, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary at Robert Walters


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